Inside The Celebrity Dating Game's Michael Bolton and Nicollette Sheridan's split

Michael Bolton and Nicollette Sheridan rekindled their romance in 2005 and got engaged in 2006, however, they broke it off two years later in 2008

                            Inside The Celebrity Dating Game's Michael Bolton and Nicollette Sheridan's split
Nicollette Sheridan and Michael Bolton began dating in 1992 but broke up five years later (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

Rocker, actor, and activist Michael Bolton is all set to co-host ABC's new dating reality show called 'The Celebrity Dating Game' alongside Zooey Deschanel. Big names from showbiz namely Hannah Brown, Iggy Azalea, Taye Diggs, and many more will play the game with a goal to find love. As the 68-year-old singer-songwriter is set to host a 'dating' reality show, his talks about his personal life romances have resurfaced, again.

Bolton and his co-host Deschanel hold some common interests, as Deschanel is also a model, musician, and singer-​songwriter. The former 'New Girl' star, 41, is dating 'Property Brothers' star Jonathan Scott. In fact, talking about the new show, she had shared: “I have the best boyfriend in the world, so I don’t even think about doing something like that,” Deschanel said, adding that she doesn’t even “remember any dates before Jonathan!”  Bolton was married to Maureen McGuire from 1975 to 1990. The couple has three daughters together, Isa, Holly, and Taryn. Bolton's infamous affair with 'Desperate Housewives' star, Nicollette Sheridan grabbed all the headlines back in the day. The couple, however, did not last long and ended their engagement in 2005. Here's a complete timeline of Bolton and Sheridan's affair.


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Michael Bolton (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)


Sheridan and Bolton began dating in 1992 but broke up five years later. Sheridan was reportedly married to Harry Hamlin when she began dating Bolton. Back in 2019, the actress was accused of 'cheating on her husband' by Lisa Rinna, Hamlin's current wife, who claimed that Sheridan had cheated on Hamlin with a 'musician'. The war of allegations developed into a Twitter feud soon as Sheridan responded, "FAKE NEWS! Harry and I ended our marriage nose to nose in Canada... Michael was a long time friend that was invited to our wedding... Happy Harry found happiness with housewife (Lisa Rinna)."

However, Hamlin had tweeted: "Re Fake News! What’s it called when your wife of one year suddenly goes to bed with a pop singer? ...two weeks after your mother dies?? I did a lotta stuff with my wife “nose to nose” but ending our marriage was not one of them!"




Bolton and Sheridan rekindled their romance in 2005 and got engaged in 2006. However, they broke it off two years later in 2008. Sheridan's publicist Nicole Perna said in an official statement, "Nicollette Sheridan and Michael Bolton have amicably ended their engagement. They appreciate your respect for their privacy in this matter." Following the years, both Sheridan and Bolton have remained quiet about the reason behind their split. "It's just something that happens with you and somebody in your life," Bolton told Access Hollywood in 2013, adding that there'll always be "certain people you're always gonna love." Bolton also mentioned that his nearly 18-year love affair with Sheridan was "powerful" and that although the actress was undeniably "gorgeous and funny," their relationship "ran its course." Bolton also told The Mirror in 2009 that he just wants Nicollette to be happy. "The worst thing about the end of the relationship was losing your best friend in the world and your closest confidante. It's a cliché, but I just want Nicollette to be happy."

Music artist Michael Bolton (L) and actress Nicollette Sheridan (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


While Bolton noted that their "life experience together (with Nicollette) isn't something you can replace with being single," because he'll never "find that particular type of love again as it was unique," he never "ruled out" the possibility of "romance and marriage" in the future. "I am a deep, helpless romantic. I don't think there is any better feeling than being in love," Bolton said. "I believe in The Ultimate. Then I get disappointed. But am I being ­unreasonable in what The Ultimate is?" He added, "I have been set up on blind dates. Some were nice. I don't think I had any miserable blind dates. You're having dinner, you are basically continuing your ­interviewing process. I am good at being single, but there is room for a partner."

If the reports are to be believed, Michael Bolton is currently single and not seeing anybody.